Although Javy Baez Isn't Starting Tonight, He Hopes to Be Able to Pinch Hit

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Although Javy Baez Isn’t Starting Tonight, He Hopes to Be Able to Pinch Hit

Chicago Cubs

Javy Baez left last night’s game with a tight groin, and was re-evaluated today. Although he is not starting (against a righty who is tough on righties, you’ll note), he hopes he could still be available off the bench.

So, that’s certainly not bad news, though it doesn’t guarantee we’ll see Baez returning to the lineup tomorrow for the series finale against the Marlins, especially with an off-day on Thursday (as in, he could get three days of rest while missing only one additional game).

That said, tomorrow’s starter – Wei-Yin Chen – is a lefty with very strong traditional splits, so you’d love to be able to see Baez back in there tomorrow. Not risking anything tonight seems all the more wise.

Author: Brett Taylor

Brett Taylor is the Editor and Lead Cubs Writer at Bleacher Nation, and you can find him on Twitter at @BleacherNation and @Brett_A_Taylor.